Frequently asked questions

 

Freelance writing


 

The answer to this is simple: content marketing. The times when having an internet presence and reasonably good SEO ranking sufficed, are long gone. To steadily increase traffic to your website and as a result gain higher rankings on Google and Co., nothing quite beats constantly adding new content to your website.

Many online and offline businesses have now adopted content marketing as their key online marketing strategy and search engine algorithms value that.

While many companies maintain a blog that is often managed by employees or (more likely) interns, there are some major advantages of hiring a professional freelance writer for this job.

  • It saves you manpower and thereby money in the long run
  • You can hire a professional writer with a lot of experience in the field, something you might not have within your company
  • You have complete control over the content and style and can even use different writers for different niches, if needed

Yes. This is called ghost writing and is a common strategy for businesses. The advantages are clear: it gives your website or blog a consistent look, while saving you the manpower of writing content yourself.

No, not necessarily. While your content marketing strategy should of course have long-term objectives, you don’t have to commit to working with me (or any freelancer) for any predefined period of time.

If you need more than one article and you know that beforehand, I of course value that and can offer you a good deal. If it’s only one piece or an article every now and then, that is also absolutely fine!

As you can see on the hire me page, I have extensive experience with writing in a number of different niches on my private blog, as a marketing manager and as a freelancer. But the best way to convince you is of course showcasing my past work, which I do here. Feel free to have a look and decide for yourself.

Of course you can! After I have submitted your project, it is all yours and you are free to use it however you like.

If you are not satisfied with my work, let me know immediately! While I always stick to the requirements agreed upon before taking the job, it can sometimes happen that we misunderstand each other. It is only consequential that I therefore offer revisions.

Ahh, the killer question. I work with predefined, all-inclusive prices. Once you approached me with a project and we agreed on the scope and content, I will make you an offer. When we agree on it, this fee covers all of my work, including revisions, if needed.

 

Freelance editing


 

If you are writing and/or publishing articles, you might be familiar with the problem of identifying mistakes at some point. After dealing with a text for days, weeks or months, you simply grow blind to them. A proofreader helps you with a fresh, neutral perspective.

In addition to this absolutely necessary proofreading, an editor can help you streamline the text, enhance its readability and standardize style and format. All this takes time and diligence. If you don’t want to do this yourself or have someone in your institute or company do it, hiring a freelance editor is the right choice. This saves you and your employees time and energy for other projects.

Yes, academic editing is my main field of expertise and I am familiar with all main styles and citation standards. If you work at a university or research facility, you probably know the problem: there’s a high turnover of texts from your institute’s as well as from external scholars, tight deadlines and issues with having everyone adhere to the style guide.

With my extensive experience with editing all sorts of papers, primarily in the humanities and social sciences, and formatting them in different styles and citation standards, I can help you with this. Just send me your style guide with the text, so I know what to look out for!

Like for my writing services, you don’t have to commit yourself to working with me for any predefined period of time. We can work on a project basis or even for a single article. If you are looking for a long-term editor however, I can offer you a good deal and we can even agree on a framework contract. It is all up to you!

I guarantee full discretion, which includes not to show your articles to anyone and delete them after having edited them, if you wish so. If you prefer, I am also willing to sign an agreement concerning this.

As I have mentioned on the hire me page, I have a lot of experience with proofreading and editing a wide range of papers and articles. My main specialization lies in editing academic papers in the humanities and social sciences. If you are not sure, whether I am the right editor for your project, don’t hesitate to contact me and ask how exactly I can help you!

If you let me know your specific requirements concerning style and format beforehand, this should not happen. However, there is always a small chance of misunderstanding so if you’re not satisfied, I of course offer revisions and can go over the text again. Just let me know within a week after submission.

That’s of course the most important question. I work on a project based price, so once I know the scope of your project, I will make you an offer that includes editing the whole thing, including possible revisions. I also offer discounts if you decide to hire me for more than one job.